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6-foot-8 Specimen Matt Nelson on Stanford

Nelson can catch, but Stanford wants him at OLB

Stanford was the first BCS school to offer 6-foot-8 Iowa giant Matt Nelson, and they did so at outside linebacker. A handful of other schools are recruiting him there, at tight end or at defensive end. Read on for more about Nelson, who has a 31 ACT and has his sights set on orthopedic surgery.

Jumbo athlete Matt  Nelson's combination of size and speed evokes memories of one Jim Harbaugh. Many on this site questioned the former Stanford head man after signing four tight ends in a single class that also featured four defensive ends. "How many big, fast guys should I sign?" Harbaugh retorted at the time. One of those tight ends became an All-American, two of those tight ends were...

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